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Oracle JRE 7 Update 51 Required for SQL Server 2016 Setup

Microsoft SQL Server 2016 installation, the next generation database platform of Microsoft SQL Server vNext setup requires Oracle Java Runtime Environment 7 update on Windows 10. Before proceeding with setup process during controlling of the requirements based on selected SQL Server 2016 features on Feature Rules steps of the installation wizard, Rule "Oracle JRE Update 51 (64-bit) or higher is required" failed. error may prevent a successfull setup.

This SQL Server 2016 setup guide shows how to download Oracle JRE Update and install the latest JRE update on Windows 10 in order to continue with a successfull SQL Server 2016 setup experience.

After I download SQL Server 2016 and try to complete SQL Server 2016 installation on a virtual PC running Windows 10 operating system on my computer, after I select SQL Server 2016 components to install during feature rules step of the SQL Server setup wizard, I got following fail messages.

Oracle JRE 7 Update 51 (64-bit) or higher is required

SQL Server 2016 feature rules for installation

If the database administrator or the SQL Server developer clicks Failed linkbutton to display the details of the error reported during executing the SQL Server 2016 Feature Rules check, below help text is shown for the solution of the missing Java Runtime component.

Rule Check Result
Rule "Oracle JRE Update 51 (64-bit) or higher is required" failed.
This computer does not have the Oracle Java SE Runtime Environment Version 7 Update 51 (64-bit) or higher installed. The Oracle Java SE Runtime Environment is software provided by a third party. Microsoft grants you no rights to such third-party software. You are responsible for and must seperately locate, read and accept applicable third-party license terms. To continue, download the Oracle SE Java Runtime Environment from http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=526030

Oracle JRE Update is required for SQL Server 2016

For solution, download latest Oracle Java SE Runtime Environment 7 Update from Oracle Technology Network download portal. Without installing the latest Oracle Java SE Runtime Environment 7 update the SQL Server 2016 setup wizard will not continue installing SQL Server.

During my SQL Server 2016 installation on Windows 10 experience, I had download Java SE Runtime Environment 7 Update 80 for Windows x64 as .exe executable file. The download size is about 30 MB.

After download of Java SE Runtime Environment 7 update and setup of Oracle JRE 7 update, SQL Server 2016 setup wizard configuration rule check will turn to green for the Oracle Java Runtime Environment software.






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